Let me start off by sharing that I woke up yesterday morning and decided to share my sense of humor. I hadn't posted anything on my Instagram page in over a week and my reason was simply that I didn't feel like it. Yeah, I know that's some BS since I'm always talking about doing it anyway, but I've seriously been having to rethink what I post. Taking time to create creative posts can be draining and I often worry that they don't always add value. I see so many people using the Reel feature and I'm always like "Ugh, I'm not going to do it because everyone is doing it." Now, I'm thinking "That's the point so you need to stop kicking and screaming and jump on the bandwagon." I told myself that I need to have more fun and show myself doing what I love to do, being healthy, confident, and practicing self-love. I need to just have fun with it instead of being serious all the time because that's only one side of me and there is much more to show to encourage people to live their best and healthy life while having fun doing it. Okay so here we go! I did my second reel ever yesterday morning and then posted four more and drafted five more for future postings and I had so much fun creating them. I couldn't figure out how to make the text come in when I wanted to (still figuring that out...YouTube)! I discovered that I can mime pretty good to get my point across but for the purpose of not further humiliating myself, let me just write the four tips I shared for a "you a badass" workout.
Lay your workout clothes out the night before and put them on as soon as you wake up in the morning if you are planning a morning workout. If you are planning one later in the day and need to start off with more appropriate attire for the day, once those clothes serve their purpose, then put your workout clothes on right away. If you have something minor to do before beginning your workout then get it done and then get straight to the gym/working out if doing at home. There is no time for dilly dallying when you are supposed to work out because there are so many things you can allow to get in your way and cause you to self-sabotage and not get to working out when you are supposed to or not at all. Keep this in mind and just don't fall for self-sabotaging shenanigans. Okkkkkk?!
This is a really simple one. Go!!!! To the gym, to your workout spot and start working out. Do I need to say anything else? It's simply like Nike, Just Do It!
This one is my favorite! What is the type of music that gets your heart pumping, and you just want to start moving your hips, pop locking, twerking, freaking, voguing, whatever? Put that music on. Better yet, create a workout playlist ahead of time to get you pumped before and during your workout and if you're like me and you only need one song and it does it for you, simply put it on repeat. One of my favorites that does it for me is Push It to the Limit by Rick Ross.
And last but not least is the finale for when you are done with your workout, and you are feeling the blood coursing through your veins. You've just completed a workout that either challenging you a little or a lot, it doesn't matter. What I want you to do is to celebrate showing up for yourself! You do this by putting one hand up in the air and high fiving yourself with the other hand. Now you may think this is silly. I know it may sound funny as you read and picture yourself doing this; especially if you're the type of person who tends to worry if someone else notices you, if around others. However, I'm very serious about doing this because no one else in that moment matters but you so who cares if they see you? Certainly not you because you are all that does matter in that moment. You are a badass and you need not ever forget it so take that moment for yourself and recognize you with that powerful, and I mean powerful, self-high-five. Listen, I do it every single time I finish my run using my Peloton instructor on my app. You know why? Because I did that ish! That's why I recognize myself. Every single time, I show up and complete a run, I think I'm strong and I'm a badass. I can do anything I put my mind to. Not showing up or simply quitting are not options and that is the mindset you have to have to be a badass. This goes for any area of your life. Are you a badass? Because if you are, then you'll show up for yourself all the time, including in consistently working out and completing that work out till the very end!
On those days when you really are not feeling it, yet you know you have to get that hard work out in, I want you to psych/pump yourself up by talking to yourself or like I mentioned earlier, playing that music that gets you in the zone, and are you ready for this? Are you ready?...I want you to start silly dancing. YASSSZZZ silly dancing to remove any stress/anxiety of what you are about to do and put yourself in a relaxed/playful mood to do the damn thang. If you need an example, then watch me first Kenya Carr (@life_chapters_coaching) • Instagram photos and videos
Final final tip is that if you are committed to something and feel like "But I just don't want to do it." Then figure out a way to just have fun with it and start!!!!! I share this last tip with you because that was my ah ha this past week. Just have fun with it. That's what I'm going to start doing and showing. More of me that may help, even one person, to show up more for themselves.
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